Luavut Zahid

Luavut Zahid

A journalist based in Lahore, she tweets @luavut

Why I’d rather be a man and not a woman

There is no tragedy greater than pushing yourself into a box someone else made for you. I think as far as I can think back, I never appreciated my gender because of the “female” box, and I always felt that being a guy was better. It’s a tiny little dark place, that box … I hated it. My nani’s (maternal grandmother) house was a magical land where you could run at supersonic speed, climb the highest of trees, and dream up the most amazing things. All of those things are things girls aren’t supposed to do (yes, even the dreaming amazing ...

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